Our Rolling Civil War

Yves here. On the one hand, Tom Neuburger gives a very good list of the various forces that are seeking to foment disorder in the US, whether violent, disruptive, or further institutional capturing/hollowing out. On the other, calling it a war is not consistent with the description he provides. Wars and revolutions usually have two sides, or at worst, such as in the Balkans, three ethic groups. Various interests may have slippery loyalties, as we saw with the various jihadists in the Middle East, or may be excellent fighters with clear interests struggling to find reliable bigger dog allies, like the Kurds. But the pattern for a war is one group versus another, even if the composition of those groups isn’t stable over time.

In other words, the coming time looks a lot like the sort favored by Lord Petyr Baelish: “Chaos is a ladder.” But he wound up dead.

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